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Nick Zinner to deliver 41 Strings live with Romy xx, Savages and Brian Chase

By | Published on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Nick Zinner

One third of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Zinner, is set to present the British premiere of ’41 Strings’, a four seasons-inspired classical piece he composed in 2011 to coincide with Earth Day (20 Jun).

Zinner will play guitar at the same time conduct the four-part score, with YYYs drummer Brian Chase and the likes of The xx’s Romy Madley Croft, Savages’ Gemma Thompson, The Magic Numbers’ Romeo Stodart, Deap Vally’s Lindsey Troy and Jeff Wootton and Seye (of Damon Albarn’s backing band) all joining him on the night.

Also filling the 45-musicians quota will be Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Ben Vida of Soft Circle, strings arranger Gillian Rivers, and a cast of young players from Southbank Sinfonia and Goldsmiths, University of London.

Tickets and details are available here, and this is a trailer in which Zinner and friends go behind the scenes on the project: